Deer Hunter, The*

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Deer Hunter, The*

  • 1978 ----- color ----- 183 min ----- laserdisc
  • (Directed by Michael Cimino; with Robert de Niro, John Cazale, John Savage, Meryl Streep, Christopher Walken) Michael Cimino's Vietnam War Film is a startlingly realistic vision of Armageddon as seen by those forced through its fires of tribulation. It withholds no brutality and spares no sensibility. Neither for children nor the faint of heart but for those who want to know the true horrors of war, this film is a vital work. It is, quite simply, the story of some young Pennsylvania steelworkers, their lives before, during and after wartime duty in Vietnam. (Academy Awards including Best Picture of 1978) [Letterboxed] (Funded by Friends of Comparative Literature) (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
  • Topics: (History: American, Motion Pictures: Features, Sociology, War and Peace)